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Friday, October 13, 2023

Review: Daiso Coke Pen


I reviewed the Metacil last month and recently saw something similar at Daiso. 

There are a few differences but the concept appears to be the same. 

Whilst the Metacil has an aluminium body with a graphite based core, the Daiso coke pen has a plastic body with a petroleum coke (carbon based) tip. 

Yes, I thought of the drink too when I saw the name. 

The Daiso coke pen comes in 2 varients, a shorter wide shaft, which has a cap with a metal notebook hook and a longer triangular shaft with a short plastic cap. 

The longer version reminds me of the apple pen stylus whilst the shorter variant is more like a regular ballpoint pen. 

The coke pen works exactly like the metacil, it doesn't need to be sharpened, you can do shading and extra pressure increases the darkness of the pencil line, all exactly like a regular pencil. 

Whilst the Daiso and Metacil look similar, they also both claim to be equivalent to a 2H pencil 
However, on testing both, I found the Metacil to be lighter than the Daiso pencil.
This will probably come down to preference then. 

So if you were looking at the Metacil but didn't want to spend that much money on it, I recommend buying the Daiso version first to see if you like it. 

The only downside to the Daiso coke pen is that the construction feels rather cheap, the plastic body also means it is tip heavy so the balance doesn't feel quite right. 
At that Daiso price though, it's worth buying. 

What do you think? Would you try the Daiso coke pen? 


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